Pinot Grigio wines have experienced unprecedented growth in the United States over the past 20 years. After Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio is the second most popular white wine.
Unfortunately, some wine snobs tend to dismiss Pinot Grigio as boring and at best innocuous. But, as the expression goes, “don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.” Pinot Grigio does not deserve all the bad press it gets. If produced on an industrial scale, the results can indeed be neutral and forgettable. However, throw in some loving care and attention, and Pinot Grigio can be charming, with delightful aromas and flavors of citrus and stone fruit, with floral notes, hints of spice and minerality.